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Turkey could take in Muslim Brotherhood leaders ousted from Qatar, Erdogan says

The Globe and Mail 16 September 2014

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey’s military is working on plans to establish a "buffer zone” against Islamic militants, on the country’s borders with

 

Where Did the Islamic State Come From?

algemeiner 16 September 2014
By Abigail R. Esman

The simple answer – and the one you’ll hear most often – is that IS, or Islamic State (formerly ISIS) emerged out of al-Qaeda, gathering strength through the ongoing civil war

 

Dozens of Christians Arrested at Prayer Meeting in Saudi Arabia

answeringmuslims 16 September 2014

Dozens of Christians arrested at a prayer meeting in Saudi Arabia need America's help, according to a key lawmaker who is pressing the State Department on their behalf. Some

 

Congress goes after 'frenemies' Turkey, Qatar

Al-Monitor 11 September 2014

Congress delivered its staunchest warning to date on Sept. 9 that Turkey and Qatar could face financial and other penalties if they continue to support Hamas and other

 

ISIS IN ACTION: Photos of Islamic State savagery the media will not show you (WARNING: Very Graphic)

BareNakedIslam 11 September 2014

You’ve seen a lot of these photos already at BNI. Here are some more. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words…

 

Top Ten Quran Verses for Understanding ISIS

answeringmuslims 8 September 2014

Jihadists fighting for ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) claim that they are following the commands of Allah and Muhammad. Yet Westernized Muslims, politicians, and

 

Officials in Qatar Confirm Detention of Britons Researching Migrant Labor

The New York Times 8 September 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar has confirmed that it is holding two Britons who went missing while researching migrant labor issues, saying that the men are being

 

Is Qatar the Foremost Supporter of the Islamic State's Sunni Jihad?

Breitbart 8 September 2014
By Jordan Schachtel

Following Al Qaeda’s September 11, 2001 attack against the United States, Qatar’s state-owned Al Jazeera was introduced to the U.S. public as the channel that received the tape

 

‘Halal tourism' a rising trend in Turkey, world

TODAY'S ZAMAN 27 August 2014

The number of hotels specifically catering to tourists who lead a pious Islamic lifestyle has grown sharply, according to recent statistics from the Mediterranean Union of

 

Senior Fatah Source: Qatar Pushed Hamas Back to War

Arutz Sheva 27 August 2014
By Ari Yashar

A senior member of Palestnian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction said Wednesday Hamas's choice to forego the Egyptian truce proposal and return to its rocket

 

Islamic Development Bank approves $987 million for funding development projects

CPI Financial 27 August 2014
By Matthew Amlôt

UAE news agency WAM reports that Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has approved $987 million in funds for supporting economic and social development projects and programmes in its

 

25 countries apply showing interest to host Oman's expo on Islamic life

MENAFN - Muscat Daily 26 August 2014

As many as 25 countries have shown interest to host the travelling exhibition 'Religious Tolerance: Islam in the Sultanate of Oman'. Held under the patronage of the Ministry

 

Belgium Diplomat, Jean-Marie Pire, Arrested For Ripping Qatari Princess' Face Veil Off

The Huffington Post UK 22 August 2014

A senior Belgium diplomat has been arrested for taking off the full-face veil of a Qatari princess after she asked him for directions, in a case that has highlighted

 

Which country in Europe UAE residents most want to see

Emirates 24/7 22 August 2014

UAE tourists would like to visit Turkey as their next European holiday destination in new research which looked at past and future travel behaviour across the Middle East and

 

Apostates Leaving Islam

Citizen Warrior 5 August 2014

    Apostasy means "renouncing the faith." If someone is a Jew or a Hindu or whatever and they decide they don't want to be one anymore, that is apostasy

The Koran says apostasy from Islam is a crime punishable by death. In many Islamic states, this is enforced by law. You cannot convert out of Islam. Once you're in, you're in

 

Their Name Game? Islamism

the Dry Bones Blog 5 August 2014

Islamism.
What's in a name?
Not much.

 

Ex-MI6 chief cites ISIS’s Saudi, Qatari donors

Money Jihad 5 August 2014

Richard Dearlove, the former head of the British spy agency MI6, made these comments last month about support for the Islamic State of Iraq by Saudi and Qatari donors:

 

Dark Wallet May be Used by Islamic Terrorists to Fund their Operations

Forexminute 9 July 2014

A blog associated closely with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), titled "Bitcoin and the Charity of Violent Physical Struggle” says that the use of cryptocurrency in

 

UAE accused of arresting and torturing Qataris

Middle East Eye 9 July 2014

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has come in for criticism for allegedly imprisoning and torturing Qatari nationals. A report by the local Arabic daily Al Arab has claimed

 

Islamic Banks Rebrand In An Attempt To Go Mainstream

Gulf Business 7 July 2014

It is interesting therefore to note that some banks are removing the word "Islam” from their names – and that this is, curiously, a sign of both the potential Islamic finance

 
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